A Prom featuring the BBC SO under Sakari Oramo. Vaughan Williams: Overture (The Wasps); The Lark Ascending (Janine Jansen: violin); Job: A Masque for Dancing. Alwyn: Symphony No 1.
Afternoon on 3 with Penny Gore
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo at the BBC Proms 2014. Music by Vaughan Williams, including The Lark Ascending with soloist Janine Jansen, and by William Alwyn.
Presented by Andrew McGregor at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Vaughan Williams: The Wasps - overture
Alwyn: Symphony No. 1
Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending
Vaughan Williams: Job: A Masque for Dancing
Janine Jansen (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo (conductor)
Following his thrilling performance of A Sea Symphony at last year's First Night of the Proms, Sakari Oramo - a longtime champion of English music - returns with more Vaughan Williams. Ahead of her Last Night appearance, violinist Janine Jansen joins Oramo for that quintessentially English work The Lark Ascending, its dreamy pastoralism balanced by the jaunty charm and vigour of The Wasps overture. Job continues this season's thread of great 20th-century ballet scores, while William Alwyn's rarely heard First Symphony adds to the evening's nostalgia with the endless melody of its slow movement.
First broadcast 13th August 2014.